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2021 CINT Annual Meeting

September 21-23, 2021
Virtual Conference

August 10, 2021
CINT User Meeting, September 21-23.

The 2021 CINT Annual Meeting will be a free, virtual conference, showcasing innovative research in nanoscience and nanotechnology.


The 2021 CINT Annual Meeting is an opportunity for our user community to join together with CINT scientists and leadership, share ideas and scientific results, and help to decide future directions for the CINT user program.  This year we will focus on three exciting and timely topics:

  • Advanced Optical Microscopy
  • Emerging Nanoscale Materials Research Aided with Ion Beams
  • Hybrid Photonic and Quantum Low-Dimensional materials

Together these topics represent growing areas of impact for the CINT program and users. The 2021 Annual Meeting will be an all-virtual event host by Cvent and Zoom, with concurrent symposia and two dedicated poster sessions. For a detailed list of symposia topics and list of speakers, please visit the meeting website.

There is no cost to attend; please make plans to join us! Register here!

Plenary Speakers

David Jamieson
Professor of Physics, University of Melbourne

David is a Professor of Physics in the School of Physics at the University of Melbourne. He served as Head of School from 2008 to 2013. This is one of the leading Physics Schools in Australia with more than 100 research, teaching and support staff together with around 90 higher degree students. He is a Chief Investigator in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology. He has developed single ion implantation techniques for the deterministic doping of semiconductor devices and for charge injection and transport studies. His research expertise in the field of ion beam physics, particularly in the use of focused ion beams for materials modification and analysis.
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Hari Shroff
Dr., National Institutes of Health

Dr. Hari Shroff received a B.S.E. in bioengineering from the University of Washington in 2001, and under the supervision of Dr. Jan Liphardt, completed his Ph.D. in biophysics at the University of California at Berkeley in 2006 . He spent the next three years performing postdoctoral research under the mentorship of Eric Betzig at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Farm Research Campus where his research focused on development of photactivated localization microscopy (PALM), an optical super-resolution technique. Dr. Shroff is now chief of National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) Section on High Resolution Optical Imaging laboratory, where he and his staff are developing new imaging tools for application in biological and clinical research. His research interests include development of new imaging tools to study fast 3D cellular processes, super-resolution microscopy, cell motility, single molecule fluorescence, and physical properties of highly-bent DNA molecules.
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Jelena Vuckovic
Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

Jelena Vuckovic is a Jensen Huang Professor in Global Leadership in the School of Engineering, a Professor of Electrical Engineering and by courtesy of Applied Physics at Stanford, where she leads the Nanoscale and Quantum Photonics Lab. She is also the Chair of the Electrical Engineering Department at Stanford. She was the inaugural director of Q-FARM, the Stanford-SLAC Quantum Science and Engineering Initiative, and is affiliated with Ginzton Lab, PULSE Institute, SIMES Institute, Stanford Photonics Research Center (SPRC), SystemX Alliance, Bio-X, and Wu-Tsai Neurosciences Institute at Stanford.

Vuckovic is a member of the scientific advisory board of the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics - MPQ (in Munich, Germany), and was recently an advisory board member of the National Science Foundation (NSF) - Engineering Directorate, of the Ferdinand Braun Institute (in Berlin, Germany), and of SystemX at Stanford. She has also served as an advisor of several semiconductor technology companies. Currently, she is an Associate Editor of ACS Photonics, and a member of the editorial advisory board of the NPJ Quantum Information, APL Photonics, and Nanophotonics.
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Opening and Special Session Speakers

Jeff Nelson
CINT Director

Jeff joined the theoretical materials science group at Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore in 1987, where he developed and applied advanced electronic structure methods to understand semiconductor surfaces and interfaces. In 1989, he joined the semiconductor physics group at SNL-Albuquerque, where he pioneered the use of massively parallel computers to predict the electronic and optical properties of semiconductor interfaces, surfaces and alloys. Much of his work focused on understanding the fundamental properties of phosphide- and nitride-based visible lighting emitting compound semiconductors. At SNL, he also led the Semiconductor Materials and Device Department that focused on R&D in compound semiconductors and nanoscale synthesis, characterization and modeling of advanced materials.  His group was the first to demonstrate high power UV light emitting diodes in the 350-380nm range, with applications in chemical sensing and white light generation. In 2000, he joined Uniroyal Optoelectronics (UOE) as the Chief Technology Officer. Subsequently, he was a consultant to DOE-EERE on the Solid-State Lighting Initiative, and co-founded Medical Lighting Solutions, a business focused on medical applications of LED technology. Jeff rejoined Sandia National Laboratories in 2004 to manage the Solar Technologies Department, which included R&D efforts in Photovoltaics and Concentrating Solar Power. Currently, Jeff is the senior manager of group 1880 and the Director of the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT), one of five DOE-BES-SUFD Nanoscale Science Research Centers (NSRC). Jeff has authored over 80 scientific papers and conference proceeding papers and four US patents. 
Ph.D., Theoretical solid-state physics, University of California, Davis.

Linda Horton
Associate Director of Science for Basic Energy Sciences

Dr. Linda L. Horton is the Associate Director of Science for Basic Energy Sciences (BES) in the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (SC). With an annual budget of more than $2 billion, BES is the nation's leading supporter of fundamental research in materials sciences, chemistry, geosciences, and aspects of biosciences. BES is also a major supporter of scientific user facilities, including the nation's premier x-ray light sources, neutron scattering facilities, and nanoscale science research centers. These facilities serve over 16,000 users annually, and they provide the tools for the preparation and examination of materials and the study of their physical and chemical properties and transformations.
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Adam Rondinone
CINT Co-Director

Adam Rondinone is the Co-Director for the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) as well as the group leader for MPA-CINT.  Prior to joining LANL, he was a senior staff scientist and the outreach coordinator for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS).

Rondinone received his doctorate in chemistry from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2001 and immediately joined Oak Ridge National Laboratory as a Wigner Fellow. Since that time he has served the nanoscience community in many ways, by managing nanomaterials catalysis and energy storage research at CNMS, leading an advanced materials LDRD portfolio and lab-wide strategic planning exercises for materials research, and spending two years as a Legislative Fellow in the U.S. Senate offering advice on energy and technology issues. He has more than 100 publications and 10 patents. He is chair emeritus and current member of the board of directors for the Society for Science at User Research Facilities.
B.S., Chemistry, Appalachian State University (1997)
Ph.D., Chemistry, Georgia Tech (2001)

Heather Brown
CINT User Program Manager

Heather Brown is a Principal Business Management Professional and CINT User Program Manager at Sandia National Laboratories. As the CINT User Program Manager, Heather Brown develops and implements the strategic direction of CINT’s user program and is responsible for building and nurturing a strategic partnership between the two national laboratory partners (Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories).
Certificate, Project Management, George Washington University, 2010
MBA, Business Administration, College of Santa Fe, 2006


The Virtual Poster Exhibit is an opportunity for our users and scientists at all levels to highlight their recent work, exchange ideas with researchers across disciplines, and make connections with potential collaborators. Our poster presenters will each have their own Cvent booth and Zoom rooms to talk about their work.

Abstract Submission Deadline — August 30
We invite current users to submit poster abstracts. Abstracts should be 100-300 words. Please email your abstract to Heather Brown no later than August 30. Please note what symposia track best aligns with your poster.

Virtual Format
We are finalizing the virtual format for the poster exhibit and will have more information soon.

We are limited in the number of posters we can accept, please register and submit an abstract early!